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Research Associate – Chemistry Technology Development

10x Genomics
Job Location
6230 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
United States
Job Description

We are looking for an outstanding individual to join the Chemistry Technology Development team as a Research Associate. This is a unique multi-disciplinary position that will work closely with a variety of groups including Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Computational Biology and Microfluidics. The candidate should have experience working independently in a chemistry, biochemistry, or molecular biology laboratory.  In addition, the candidate should be a team player with exceptional attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to critically analyze data and clearly communicate results to the team. They must bring strong initiative and sense of purpose to our fast-paced product development efforts.

Key Responsibilities
Planning and execution of Single Cell genomic experiments.
Support the ongoing evolution of next-generation single cell platforms and processes.
Assist in the development of novel chemistries with a clear rationale for their associated performance in biochemical assays.
Organize, evaluate, and communicate key findings at project meetings and make recommendations for follow-up studies and prioritization.


Required Skills and Background
BS/MS in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioengineering, or a related field.
2+ years relevant laboratory experience in life science applications, such a next-generation sequencing library preparation, mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, microscopy, PCR, or other nucleic acid-based technologies. 
Experience executing molecular biology assays. 
Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret complex data sets and communicate results in a clear and concise manner. 
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team. 
Desired Skills and Background
Proven research outcomes such as publication in a peer-reviewed journal, patent, presentation in a public forum, or thesis. 
Experience troubleshooting and optimizing molecular biology assays. 
Experience working with microfluidic devices.

About Our Organization

10x Genomics is building tools for scientific discovery that reveal and address the true complexities of biology and disease. Through a combination of novel microfluidics, chemistry and bioinformatics, our award-winning Chromium™ System is enabling researchers around the world to more fully understand the fundamentals of biology at unprecedented resolution and scale. Learn more at 


 Fueled by equal parts scientific vision and determined passion, we are delivering unprecedented innovation to short-read sequencing technologies and transforming how genomic information is accessed. You will feel the 10x difference the moment you enter our offices and labs. There’s a dynamic energy here, and we’re looking for the best of the best to be a part of it. We are seeking talented professionals excited to build new technology that advances scientific research while growing their career within a dynamic, supportive environment

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